Prep Wrestling

Hermiston wrestlers 2nd at Reser's TOC

HILLSBORO -- Behind three champions, a runner-up and eight placers, the Hermiston Bulldogs gave Roseburg a good run Saturday for the team title at the prestigious Reser's Tournament of Champions in Hillsboro, Ore.

But Roseburg, the two-time defending champion, made it three in a row and left Hermiston in second place for the second straight year.

Tyler Berger, Joey Delgado and Abraham Rodriguez each won individual gold for the Bulldogs. Berger, a freshman, took the hard road to winning the 125-pound crown, beating the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers along the way.

His toughest match came in the semifinals, when he knocked off top-seeded Peter Russo of Newberg 4-3. His final match against Westview's Cody Sabin was a smooth 6-0 decision.

Delgado remained unbeaten on the season, breezing to the 135 final with a pin and two technical falls before getting a close run from Roseburg's Reed Van Anrooy in a 7-5 win.

Abraham Rodriguez, like Delgado a top seed, had little trouble at 140, including a 7-2 win over Brandon Montague of Crater in the final.

Bryce McMahon placed second at 152, losing 16-8 in the final against Oregon State-bound Seth Thomas of Roseburg.

Curtis Berger, the top-ranked 5A 189-pounder in the state, placed third after losing 5-2 in the semifinals to Roseburg's Devan Fors, the top-ranked 6A wrestler.

Fabian Scott placed fifth at 140, while Isaac Aguilar (103) and Kevin Dopps (285) each placed sixth.

At Hillsboro

Top 10 team scores--Roseburg 169, Hermiston 154.5, Culver 108, Sprague 108, McNary 103, Redmond 99.5, Oregon City 88.5, Sweet Home 82, Burns 80, Hillsboro 80. 103--Kyle Sether (OC) d. Jason Holley (W.Alb) 9-7; 6, Isaac Aguilar (Herm). 112--Colton Schilling (SwHm) d. Jared Kasch (Cul) 6-0. 119--Chance Lindquist (Red) d. Robert Barton (Spr) 5-0. 125--Tyler Berger (Herm) d. Cody Sabin (Wstvw) 6-0. 130--Drew Van Anrooy (Rose) d. Skyler Prislac (Cra) 13-5. 135--Joey Delgado (Herm) d. Reed Van Anrroy (Rose) 7-5. 140--AJ Balard (Can) d. Bobby Short (Reed) 3-1 OT; 5, Fabian Scotto (Herm). 145--Abraham Rodriguez (Herm) d. Brandon Montague (Cra) 7-2. 152--Seth Thomas (Rose) m.d. Bryce McMahon (Herm) 16-8. 160--Andrew Orr (Reed) d. Stevin Urban (McN) 7-2. 171--Zac Cardwell (Low) d. Dylan Fors (Rose) 5-2. 189--Brandon Griffin (Spr) d. Devan Fors (Rose) 10-6; 3, Curtis Berger (Herm). 215--Wes Heredia (McN) d. John Hatch (New) 5-1. 285--George Swartzlender (Burns) p. Jared Groner (OC) 1:20; 6, Kevin Dopps (Herm).

Othello 39, Ephrata 20

Matt Jordan (140) and Eric Garza (145) provided the pins among Othello's 10 wins as the Huskies capped an unbeaten CWAC season with a win at home late Friday.

103--Isaiah Barrera (O) m.d. Rolo Padron 17-3. 112--AJ Garza (O) d. Eli Perez 9-4. 119--Lucas Garza (O) d. Tyler Childs 10-8. 125--BennyCarter (E) d. Colton Rodriguez 7-6. 130--Jesus Valencia (E) t.f. Levi Garza 20-5. 135--Seth Kulackoski (E) p. Brandon Medina 2:34. 140--Matt Jordan (O) p. Kyle Pohle 2:25. 145--Eric Garza (O) p. Bryce Unruh 2:37. 152--Eddie Garza (O) m.d. Dalton Balentinez 13-3. 160--Amando Deleon (O) m.d. Tyrus Kemp 12-4. 171--Stevie Garza (O) d. Jacob Green 8-6. 189--Joey Gomez (O) d. Curtis Treiber 11-4. 215--Deion Ducksworth (E) p. Stephen Villarreal 1:47. 285--Bubba Ruiz (O) d. Brandt Monson 1-0.